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Brian Teeman's Blog:
Is it time for an International Joomla Event?
October 02, 2009 @ 10:02:05

In a recent post to his blog, Brian Teeman asks the question "is it time for an international Joomla event?" (speaking specifically of an all-Europe focused event).

Whilst I was traveling home from Joomla!Day Germany I started thinking about how long it was taking me and was the journey worthwhile. The answer was "not that long" and "yes definitely". [...] If we had a venue for Joomla!Day in the centre of Europe, in a place with excellent road, rail and air links is there any reason not to have a pan-European Joomla event.

He touches on some of the main topics involved in putting on a conference like that - the goals of the event, language differences, how long it would last, the organization of it and a few suggestions for ideal locations. It seems there's plenty of support in the comments, including a few mentions of similar events already in the works.

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Blue Parabola Blog:
Magento Feature Analysis Series, Part 12 International Support Offering
September 25, 2009 @ 08:28:23

Matthew Turland is back with episode twelve of his "Magento Feature Analysis" series on the Blue Parabola blog. In this new article he focuses on the Internationalization support the popular e-commerce tool includes.

The list of features includes:

  • Multi-Lingual support
  • Tax Rate Support
  • Localization
  • Configurable List of Allowed Countries

You can find more in this series in this section of the BP blog and more about Magento from its website.

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International PHP Conference 2008 (Slides/Blog Posts)
October 31, 2008 @ 12:05:32

The International PHP Conference for 2008 happened in Mainz, Germany and had speakers on a wide range of topics. Here's just a few of the slides that have been posted so far:


Blog Posts:

Keep an eye out here for more slides and blog posts as they're made...

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Job Posting:
Software International (Recuriter) Seeks Web Development Team Lead (Toronto, Canada)
October 07, 2008 @ 14:13:16

Company Software International (Recuriter)
Location Toronto, Canada
Title Web Development Team Lead

Client is responsible for the development of large scale Internet web sites. We are responsible for evaluation, design, selection and implementation of pragmatic, cost effective technologies, to support our various clients' business models.

Skill Requirements

  • Proven team building and leadership experience in a web development environment
  • Staff training , team development skills and experience
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Experienced in estimating effort and elapsed time required to complete project deliverables.
  • Skilled in both Object Oriented and Non-Object Oriented Design and programming techniques.
  • Several years of skill in PHP and at least one other object oriented language such as perl or Java.
  • Experience designing with large scale distributed databases.
  • Strong business and technical analytical ability so as to create robust technical design documentation from business requirements documentation.
  • Proven ability to define success criteria to meet and measure quality expectations.


  • Provide feedback on business requirements documentation to ensure resolution of any apparent ambiguity or contradictions.
  • Functional Breakdown, Design, Programming, testing and maintaining web site applications to support the business requirements.
  • Perform impact analysis for design modification and obtain signoff from the Architecture Team.
  • Participation in the selection and implementation of third party software to support design where it is practicable.
  • Appropriate documentation for each development step - including functional, design, and testing specifications.
  • Developing and documenting workload estimates (ie: Creation of workload breakdown plan to define and track software development efforts)
  • Delivering functionality within these estimated effort and time frames
  • Selection, implementation and/or modification of web development practices and methodologies to support continuous improvement efforts.
  • Provide assistance to junior programmers to generate Low Level Design documentation for new or modified functionality.
  • Conduct Design reviews with Technical Architect, Project Manager and Manager of Software Development for final design approvals.
  • Conduct documentation and code reviews for their team members to ensure standards compliance.
  • Define test methodology and use cases to analyze and verify software programs, forms, reports and interfaces.
  • Communicate issues and status information to Project Management Office concerning system development activities.
  • Liaison with Project Mangement Office to resolve scheduling conflict and project dependencies.
  • Update system data and prepare conversion requirement as necessary for new implementation and production rollout.
  • Participate in project status review meetings with other Team Leads and the Development Manager

Technical Expectations

  • 5-6+ years of PHP 4/5 design/coding/testing/implementing using Open Source approach
  • Supervise and lead a team of 6 - 10 programmers
  • 4+ years of Object Orientation design and development experience for large scale distributed web applications
  • Linux, Mac O/SX, MySQL, PHP, Apache/Light HTTP technologies experience
  • Computer Science trained graduate or equivalent work experience

To apply for this position please send your resume to

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Job Posting:
HSW International Seeks Senior PHP Developer (Atlanta, GA)
August 20, 2008 @ 16:12:16

Company HSW International
Location Atlanta, GA
Title Sr. PHP Developer

The Sr. PHP Developer will be responsible for the continued development of our proprietary content management system. This is a results oriented role in a growing international company reporting into the Platform Architect. This individual will be heavily involved in our architecture strategy as well as new development efforts. All work will be executed professionally and with quality results.

Required Skills:

  • 4-6 years of solid experience in PHP/XML/Javascript/MySQL/Apache
  • Good working knowledge and previous development using the Zend framework or similar MVC and OOP experience
  • Must have experience in developing in a Load Balanced Distributed Web environment
  • Experience with Unix/Linux file systems and structures
  • Experience with dynamic page generation and management
  • Experience with implementing various 3rd party API's and Web Services
  • Experience with Social Networking development and concepts
  • Previous experience with Lucene
  • Previous experience with Content Managment Systems (i.e. Drupal, Mambo, Joomla, etc)

Ideal Candidate will Posses:

  • Software engineering best practices, including code reviews, proper source code control and use of defect tracking
  • Excellent personal time management, experience in estimating and sizing of development tasks, and a track record for meeting deadlines
  • Ability to conduct research into system issues and products as required
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Must be Customer Service oriented
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team-oriented environment
  • Very motivated and self-directed, with good attention to detail

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Java/C++
  • Experience with Web Analytics
  • Experience with Akamai
  • Experience with OpenX


  • 401K,
  • Health/Dental/Life Insurance,
  • Paid Vacation,
  • Casual Dress,
  • Paid Parking,
  • Startup-Environment

Contact Andre Durnell (at Spartan Resources) at andre [at] spartanresources [dot] net woith your resume or for more information on the position.

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Matthew Weir O'Phinney's Blog:
Zend_Form Advanced Features
February 11, 2008 @ 13:54:00

In a new post to his blog today, Matthew Weir O'Phinney dives in to some of the more advanced features that the Zend_Form component of the Zend Framework has to offer.

I've been working on for the past few weeks, and it's nearing release readiness. There are a number of features that Cal didn't cover in his DevZone coverage (in part because some of them weren't yet complete) that I'd like to showcase.

These additional features include internationalization, element grouping and array support. He looks at each of these, including some sample code where needed, and shows you how they can be useful to you and your ZF application.

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Hasin Hayder's Blog:
International PHP-Magazine - Is it dead?
January 28, 2008 @ 08:59:00

Hasin Hayder asks a question in his latest blog post that some in the PHP community have been wondering for a while now - is the International PHP Magazine dead?

I am a subscriber of International PHP Magazine for years. I bought the subscription looking at the back issues. They were sexy, resourceful and yup, very good. But I think these guys don't care about the magazine anymore. It became just a funny stuff for them. All the readers/subscribers and viewers doesn't bring any value to them. Look what they are doing actually...

He points out six things that the magazine and its staff are doing including RoR articles in an issue, content on the site that's way out of date and the smaller size of recent issues. Comments to the post point out that there has been issues released but that the magazine is published by a non-technical company that just might be pushing this particular publication aside.

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Job Posting:
Yahoo! Search Seeks HTML/CSS/JS/PHP Developers
June 12, 2007 @ 10:26:00

As per Sara Golemon's blog:

Company Yahoo! Search
Location Santa Clara, CA
Title HTML/CSS/JS/PHP Developer

The Internet is a big, busy place, and we at Yahoo! are proud to stand out in the crowd. As the world's number one Internet brand, servicing over a half billion people, we're determined to maintain our commitment to delivering news, entertainment, information and fun... each and every day.

In order to maintain our position as one of the world's most trafficked Internet destinations, we're always on the lookout for people with big ideas and big talent to help us provide our visitors with the innovative products and services they've come to expect from Yahoo!. We're looking for people like you.

Are you passionate about building global software products? Do you want to improve the web search experience for millions of users around the world everyday? Do you enjoy solving challenging and complex problems? Are you extremely analytical and very detail-oriented?

Yahoo! Web Search is passionate about building the best search engine on the planet! Search, one of the most vital and dynamic technologies behind the Internet, is full of new challenges and opportunities for innovation. Building this system provides many technical challenges in the areas of distributed computing, data analysis, multi-terabyte storage systems, high-performance, high availability computing, and efficient massive graph traversal algorithms.

The international web search team is responsible for advancing our core search technology for international markets. We're looking for world-class, fun-loving engineers to join our team! If you have a desire to build the fastest, biggest, and most innovative search engine on the planet, come talk to us.

Responsibilities include: * Gain a deep understanding of the design of the search engine and content system. * Analyze problems and identify opportunities aggressively for engineering improvement and enhanced user experience for international markets. * Design and enhance features in core components of the search engine or content system according to requirements from international markets. * Drive projects from design to deployment.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • 5+ years industry experience with C/C++ development on Unix platform, Linux experience a plus.
  • Experience building large-scale, complex, reliable systems or applications.
  • Strong systems programming background. Multi-threading, distributed computing, performance analysis and optimization experience highly desirable.
  • Participated in the full life cycle of a large project: design, implementation, testing, shipping, and sustaining.
  • Good verbal and written communication. Strong teamwork skills.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • BS CS or equivalent required, MS CS preferred
  • Text analysis, information retrieval, or related experience.
  • Experience in software internationalization.
  • Fluency in one or more foreign languages.

Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to search all of our openings, please visit

Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

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Sandro Groganz's Blog:
Article "PHP 5 Enterprise Edition" available online
November 27, 2006 @ 10:56:00

Sandro Groganz has a quick note posted on his blog about the online availability of the text of his article "PHP 5 Enterprise Edition".

I just found that my article entitled "PHP 5 Enterprise Edition" is now available online. It has initially been published in the International PHP Magazine.

He quotes a bit from the introduction to give you an idea of what the article's about, but defers the rest of the article to the International PHP Magazine website. There's lots of good content, screenshots, layouts and plenty of related links as well.

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International PHP Magazine:
October 2006 Issue Released
October 23, 2006 @ 08:56:00

The October 2006 issue of the International PHP Magazine has been officially publised and is now available on their website (or, if you have a subscription, is on its way to you).

Articles in this month's edition include:

  • The PHP OO Candy Store - Part I by Tobias Schlitt and Kore Nordmann
  • Elizabeth Naramore's Freelancer's Corner
  • Working with PHP and SAP by Stoyan Stefanov
  • Marc Isikoff starting from scratch with the Beginner's Guide to PHP

You can check out the full table of contents on their site or just head over and subscribe to this great publication always jammed full of everything PHP.

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